Writing a review

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Writing a review

  1. 1. Writing a Review<br />Instructions<br />The slideshow will step you through writing a review sentence by sentence.<br />Features of each section are on the left<br />A cloze passage version of each section is on the right. You can copy and complete this for your review. The words in square brackets [like these] tell you what sort of words to put in the gap in the cloze passage. Words in red give you options. You should choose the word you want and remove the others. <br />e.g. The sun is blue/yello/black<br />Delete blue and black. Only keep “the sun is yellow”<br />This guide will help you write a basic review. Remember to add as many of your own ideas as you can.<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Features<br />Who wrote the text?<br />What is the title of the text?<br />What form is the text?<br />What do you think of the text. <br />Cloze <br />___________’s [author] “_______________” [title] is a _________ [form] that can be best described as _________________. [adjective that describes how you feel about the text]<br />
  3. 3. Body One: Purpose<br />Features<br />What is the purpose of the text?<br />Do you think the author met their purpose? How do you know?<br />Cloze <br />The author’s aim was _____________________ [purpose]. They have been successful/unsuccessful in reaching this goal. This is evident because ____________________ [how do you know that they were successful or not]. Therefore, it is clear that __________ [composer] has been able to _____________ [purpose]<br />
  4. 4. Body Two: Themes<br />Features<br />What is one theme that is explored?<br />What do we learn about this theme?<br />Is this lesson successful and relevant?<br />How do you know?<br />Cloze <br />The poem explores themes such as ____________ [theme]. __________ [composer] suggests that __________________ [lesson]. This lesson is important/irrelevant because _____________ [how do you know?] Therefore, the poem has successfully/unsuccessfully explored ideas about ____________ [theme].<br />
  5. 5. Body Three: Techniques<br />Features<br />Identify ONE technique that was used.<br />Provide an example.<br />Does this technique help the author reach their purpose?<br />How do you know?<br />Cloze <br />A technique used to help convey the poem’s ideas is ________ [technique] such as, “____________.” [quote example of technique] This technique is a fabulous/useless tool in building the strength of the poem because it demonstrates/doesn’t demonstrate that ____________ [effect of technique]. Thus, it is evident that storytelling techniques contribute/don’t contribute to the impact of the poem. <br />
  6. 6. Conclusion<br />Features<br />Summarise your overall impression of the poem. <br />Who is the poem good for and why?<br />Cloze <br />Overall, this poem is _____ [adjective describing how you feel about the poem. It would be fantastic for ___________ [target audience] because ________________ [why is it good for that audience?<br />

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